Jacksonville — A convicted felon has been accused of burning her Fire Tower Road home.
According to a press release from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, a woman is accused of setting fire to her own home around 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, causing extensive property damage.
Chastity Dawn Keeter, 30, of Fire Tower Road, was charged Thursday by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office with second degree arson, according to the release.
Further information on the nature of the fire was not immediately available.
No injuries were reported in the fire, which was contained by Southwest Volunteer Fire Department, and pets including a dog and cat were rescued from the home, the release stated. A passerby alerted 9-1-1 of the fire.
According to the release, Keeter has had six “suspicious incidents” in the past year involving fires. The home was also the subject of a previous report of a fire where someone broke into the home and set fire to the couch.
Keeter has been previously convicted of misdemeanors possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia on July 27, 2004 in Rockingham County; felony second degree arson and two counts misdemeanor second degree trespassing on Sept. 6, 2005 in Rockingham County and misdemeanors professing or harassment by threatening language on the phone and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance on Oct. 4, 2005 in Rockingham County, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety.
Keeter bonded out under $10,000 bond, according to VineLink.
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